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May 28, 2015

Foreclosures Fueled Racial Segregation in U.S., Study Finds

May 6, 2015 — Some 9 million American families lost their homes to foreclosure during the late 2000s housing bust, driving many to economic ruin and in search of new residences. Hardest hit were black, Latino, and ... read more

Racial, Ethnic Disparities Seen in Smoking Rates, Related Illnesses

Apr. 14, 2015 — April is National Minority Health Month, and one of the most significant health issues minorities face is disproportionate rates of smoking and health-related illnesses, experts ... read more

Faculty in Doctoral Programs More Responsive to White Male Prospective Students, Research Finds

Apr. 16, 2015 — Faced with requests to meet with potential doctoral students of easily identifiable gender, race or ethnicity, faculty in almost every academic discipline are significantly more responsive to white ... read more

Teachers More Likely to Label Black Students as Troublemakers

Apr. 15, 2015 — Teachers are likely to interpret students' misbehavior differently depending on the student's race, according to new research findings. Racial differences in school discipline are widely ... read more

Subtle Discrimination Is Easier to Acknowledge When Self-Esteem Is High

Apr. 7, 2015 — Identifying discrimination is a necessary first step toward confronting and ultimately eliminating the stain of prejudice, yet victims may be unlikely to recognize some types of discrimination unless ... read more

How Diverse Is Your Social Network? The Answer May Reveal Something About Your Values

Mar. 31, 2015 — A new study sheds light on the role of beliefs about the value of diversity in fostering attitudinally diverse friendships. The study demonstrates that people who place a higher value on diversity ... read more

Mental Health Misdiagnosis Twice More Likely for Socially Disadvantaged Groups

Mar. 16, 2015 — The shooting of an unarmed teenager in Ferguson ignited a global discussion about implicit racial bias. You might think that clinical therapists -- people trained to understand the mind -- would be ... read more

Researchers Use Roommate Selection Data to Examine Attitudes Toward Minority Groups

Mar. 3, 2015 — A new working paper examines the attitudes and preferences of white males toward black males by analyzing what affects the probability of choosing a black roommate at the U.S. Air Force ... read more

Stress Caused by Discrimination Linked to Mental Health Issues Among Latino Teens

Feb. 11, 2015 — Latino adolescents who experience discrimination-related stress are more likely to experience anxiety, depression, and issues with sleep, according to research. These mental health outcomes were more ... read more

Powder Vs. Crack: Study Identifies Arrest Risk Disparity for Cocaine Use

Feb. 20, 2015 — Crack users are much more likely to experience arrest than powder cocaine users, and being poor is the true overwhelming correlate, not being black or a minority, a new study ... read more

Sexual Objectification Increases Women's Fear of Crime

Jan. 14, 2015 — A new study offers an explanation for why women fear face-to-face crime more than men, despite being less likely to experience most crimes. The findings support the theory that women may have a ... read more

Can Racial Injustice Be Settled out of Court?

Jan. 13, 2015 — With many calling for policy reform to improve race problems in the US criminal justice system, new research suggests that the issue is less political and more behavioral. Researchers recommend ... read more

Ethnic Discrimination and Health: Direct Link Found

Jan. 8, 2015 — Women who experience racial discrimination while pregnant suffer significant health impacts that are passed on to their infants, new research has ... read more

Muslims and Latinos Much More Prominent in TV Crime News Than in Real-Life Crime

Jan. 7, 2015 — A new study found that Muslims and Latinos were significantly overrepresented, and African-Americans largely missing, in crime stories aired over five years on prominent network and cable breaking ... read more

Dec. 17, 2014 — While the overall death rate from firearm violence has remained unchanged for more than a decade, the patterns for suicide and homicide have changed dramatically, a study on the epidemiology of gun ... read more

Outreach Program Gets Cessation Help to Smokers of Low Socioeconomic Status

Dec. 15, 2014 — A strategy that relied on electronic health records to identify smokers and interactive voice-response telephone calls to reach them may help promote tobacco cessation efforts among smokers of ... read more

Bridging the Gap: Using Dialogues on Race to Bring a Community Together

Dec. 15, 2014 — In the current climate of increasingly strained race relations in cities across the United States, how can communities engage in productive rather than destructive struggle to become more thriving ... read more

High Socioeconomic Status Increases Discrimination, Depression Risk in Black Young Adults

Dec. 18, 2014 — An investigation into factors related to disparities of depression in young adults has found that higher parental education -- which has a protective effect for white youth -- can also increase the ... read more

Dec. 16, 2014 — More than half of all American children will likely live with an unmarried mother at some point before they reach age 18, according to a new report. The absence of a biological father increases the ... read more

Mental Illness Is the Wrong Scapegoat After Mass Shootings, Experts Say

Dec. 11, 2014 — In the shadow of the two year anniversary of one of the worst mass shootings in American history, at Sandy Hook Elementary School, an extensive new study challenges common assumptions about gun ... read more

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